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Hello and welcome to my blog! I am Vivienne, living in the UK and married with a son who now lives in Perth, Australia and a daughter who has given me two gorgeous grandsons! Paint Shop has been my hobby for more years than I can remember and I love making tags. I have always loved doing tutorials written by others and a couple of years ago started writing them myself. As well as tag tutorials, I also have a Tips and Tricks page where you will find tutorials on basic Paint Shop techniques. I hope you enjoy my blog and have fun with my tutorials. Please be sure also to check out the Tag Gallery and see some of the awesome results to the tutorials!

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My Licenses

Alicia Mujica - LDS1095

LDS_584

AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

BJVIP18

Celinart - C1841P

Creative Design Outlet - CDO-1951

CILM - CI-1360LM

Digital Chaos - DC-113

Dreaming with Bella - DWB1607

Dreamscape Imaging - DSI582

Elias Chatzoudis - EAS10253

Garv - KG2307

KATNKDA - NK1759

My Tubed Art - MTA_F133

MTA-1337

My PSP Tubes - MPT1875

Myka Jelina - MK1328

Scraps and the City - SATC1209

Scraps & Co. - S&CO209

Suzanne Woolcott - SW169

Pics For Design - PFD_Dragonfly

PSP Project - TPP01390

Psp Tubes Emporium - PTE1351

Stickerchick – SC1875

TooshToosh - Toosh2548

Up Your Art - UYA0859

Verymany - VMT_Dragonfly

Zindy - ZZT439

Zlata_M - zlatam_dragonfly

Dees’Sign Depot – DD_CTVG

TinyTurtle Designs - TTD02490


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In this tutorial I used the tube “Cotton Candy” from the
latest pack 106 by
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Steampunk Jungle” from
This is a fantastic kit also available at

You will need mask 3 from set 2 by

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 600 by 800 pixels, select all, paste paper 23 into the selection and apply the mask with the “Invert mask data” box checked, duplicate and merge the two copies together .  Open another canvas  750 by 800 pixel and fill with white, copy the mask from the first canvas and paste it on this one then resize it 105%. 

Paste element  118, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  111, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 1 and resize 25%.  Select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 15 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste element  77, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  55, resize 28%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  108, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  110, resize 43% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  7, resize 50%, position above element 77 erasing any of his body that shows just to leave the head looking through and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  57, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  69, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  44, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  2 below the tube, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  43, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  45, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  46, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  48, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  70, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  28, resize 35% and position above the tube, duplicate, mirror the copy and position below the tube, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  113 below the top copy of the skulls, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  112, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  11, resize 15%, position below element 26 and apply the drop shadow.  I recoloured the globe as I didn’t have any other blue in my tag.

Paste element  51, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  49 on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  9, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  36, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  38, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  56, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  50, resize 10% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.
















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